Characteristics of a good teacher

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  1. Knowledge of the subject matter

You can’t teach what you don’t know. So a teacher must be master of his subject. Any weakness on his part will decrease his prestige, in the eyes of his students. Besides, he must love his subject and continue building his understandings of his subject throughout his career.

  1. Patience

No teacher should be expected to have much patience with individuals whose lack of discipline, immaturity, or indolence interrupts the work of other students. Patience with students who are trying to learn, however, is part and parcel of the teaching profession. Impatience with sincere students is an indication of the teacher’s own shortcomings

  1. Intellectual curiosity

All good teachers are intellectually curious and naturally driven by their interests in keeping abreast of changes in their fields.

  1. Achievement

Experienced teachers have clear thoughts on what their students should know at the end of the term, and they understand what they must do along the way in order to reach those goals.

  1. Awareness

Teachers in elementary and secondary schools must have eyes in the backs of their heads. They need to be aware of everything that happens in their classrooms and in the school. Teachers who are awake are able to stop nonsense before it starts and keep students on track.

  1. Maturity

In no profession is maturity more important than in teaching. Students experience emotional ups and downs, and insightful teachers are able to sense the changes and respond to them appropriately. Teachers must be pillars, consistently encouraging students to grow as human beings and to develop academically

  1. Community involvement

Maintaining good community relations is part of being a teacher, and teachers’ contact with parents, administrators, and community leaders enhances their effectiveness in the classroom.

  1. Organization

One-on-one tutoring is easy compared to leading a classroom of students in a single direction. Teachers must be able to manage student’s multiple personalities and organize their subject matters so that a maximum number of students benefits from their presentations.

  1. Mission

Perhaps the most important thing teachers communicate to students and to the community is a sense of satisfaction with their choice of teaching as their life mission. Teaching at its highest level is a calling, and good teachers feel it to their cores .

  1. Enthusiasm

Excellent teachers never lose enthusiasm for their profession. They might become temporarily burdened by administrative hassles or isolated problems, but their underlying engagement with their work is unwavering. Students feel this energy, and teachers who project it are much more successful than those who do not.

11-Ideal Character:

A good teacher should be a model in Character. His attitude should be praiseworthy. He should have good habits. He should be true Muslim. He must be the follower of Islamic Values like brotherhood, truth, equality, and justice. It proves often through observation that most of the students idealize their teacher. Therefore, a teacher should not be the victim of smoking, bad company and wandering.

12-Balanced personality:

An ideal teacher have always a balanced personality. He always keeps his emotions in control. He established the atmosphere of cooperation instead of quarrelling with others. He chooses moderation instead of terrorism.

13-Literary Interest:

Literary interest in one of the characteristics of an ideal teacher. A good teacher is always  the fond of literature. He has interest in studies. He harmonizes his knowledge with age demands with the help of now best newspapers , magazines, radio and T.V. Due to extensive studies, he can easily answer of the students out of the syllabus also.

14-Love with teaching:

An ideal teacher always  loves his profession. He perform his duties understanding it worship. He knows that his profession is likely to act upon on Sunnah. He feels pleasure in transferring his knowledge to the students.

15-Professional skills:

An ideal Teacher is a man who possesses the professional skills. He has professional education and knows the latest teaching methods. A good teacher always knows the teaching skill.

16-awareness to children Growth:

A good teacher should be aware the psychology of the children and different stages of the growth of the children. He must be aware of the physical, emotional, mental and social problems of the children. In this way, he can teach the students effectively.

17-Teaching methods:

The latest research has introduced new ways of teaching in educational field. In old educational system, the teacher was the centre of education but now a days, the educational activities revolves around the personality of the children. In view of children different activity based methods of teaching have been introduced as activity based methods. An ideal teacher uses the teaching method according to the ability of the children.

18-Polite Attitude:

Politeness is another characteristics of a good teacher. He  conquers the heart of others through his good behavior and politeness. His students and colleagues like him due to his politeness. Because of it, the school atmosphere becomes pleasant.

19-Love for profession:

The teacher should feel  the importance of his profession. He must give his exclusive attention to the growth and development of the personalities of the children under his charge.

20- Daily preparation:

perhaps there is no type of work where the results of poor planning are so devastating as in teaching. Careful and systematic arrangement of the subject matter and the classroom activities is conducive to creative discipline. A well prepared lesson helps to overcome the feeling of nervousness’ and insecurity especially in the first attempt at teaching.

21-Skill in Questioning:

The success of class teacher in the class also depends on the art of questioning. One who questions faultlessly, teaches effectively. With the help of right type of question a wise teacher can lead the students from dark and unknown regions to known and bright ones.

22-Use of Material Aids:

Various teaching aids bring clarity and vividness. It is a great asset to the teacher to narrate stories and anecdotes which appeal to the children at different age and attainment levels. Abstract words and phrases can be made clear by illustrations.

23-Good leader

A good teacher should be a good leader and a good friend. He should also be a disciplinarian and the students must look up to him. However, this should not stop him from acting like an ally under certain situations.

24-Good Communicator:

One of the most important attribute of a good teacher is to be a good communicator. He should be comfortable explaining things and enjoy doing the same .

25-Good voice:

The voice of a teacher should be clear. A thin low voice develops dullness  in the class. A very high pitched voice  must be avoided. It distracts the minds of the students  and does not appeal to their aesthetic sense.

26-Good Memory:

A teacher with a poor memory ridiculous. It becomes easier for a teacher having good memory to correlate many things. A good  creative memory is one of the qualities that differentiates the good teacher from the mediocre.

27-Good Vitality:

Good vitality is essential to successful, not only in its relax influence upon the children but also in making possible continuity of work with the fewest possible interruptions from illness because of general fatigue.

28-Democratic attitude:

A teacher who is to show the way of democracy to the students must develop in himself a democratic attitude. His role is of a friend, philosopher and guide and not of a policeman.

 

Reference:

http://www.slideshare.net/FAISALurREHMANKHAN/characteristics-of-a-good-teacher-25950846

 

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